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The Poems of Hart CraneThis edition features a new introduction by Harold Bloom as a centenary tribute to the visionary of White Buildings 1926 and The Bridge 1930 Hart Crane prodigiously gifted and tragically doom eager was the American peer of Shelley Rimbaud and Lorca Born in Garrettsville Ohio on July 21 1899 Crane died at sea on April 27 1932 an apparent suicide A born poet totally devoted to his ar. This fabulous shadow only the sea keepsIt seems to me that Hart Crane got the shaft during his lifetime and spent much of his time trying to become published although that slowly changed Eventually he was posthumously trumpeted by Harold Bloom as America's twentieth century answer to Walt Whitman After spending considerable time immersed in Crane's poetry I think I would have to agree My first time reading his works 8 years ago didn't leave a big impressionI can't recall much of my original impression and just remember tossing the book on the shelf Revisiting Hart Crane was an entirely different and memorable experience I think it happened to seize me at the right time in my life I hope other fellow readers are able to have a similar experience After all isn't that soul rattling experience what we are all after It's why I readfor that possibilityJust take a uick look at his poem about Melville's tomb especially how he closed the last stanzaAt Melville's TombOften beneath the wave wide from this ledgeThe dice of drowned men's bones he beueathAn embassy Their numbers as he watchedBeat on the dusty shore and were obscuredAnd wrecks passed without sound of bellsThe calyx of death's bounty giving backA scattered chapter livid hieroglyphThe portent wound in corridors of shellsThen in the circuit calm of one vast coilIts lashings charmed and malice reconciledFrosted eyes there were that lifted altars;And silent answers crept across the starsCompass uadrant and sextant contriveNo farther tides High in the azure steepsMonody shall not wake the marinerThis fabulous shadow only the sea keeps

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The Poems of Hart Crane Free download Ï 0 Â This edition features a new introduction by Harold Bloom as a centenary tribute to the visionary of White Buildings 1926 and The Bridge 1930 Hart Crane prodigiously gifted and tragically doom eager was the American peer of Shelley Rimbaud and Lorca Born in Garrettsville Ohio on July 21 1899 CraneT Crane suffered his warring parents as well as long periods of a hand to mouth existence He suffered also from his honesty as a homosexual poet and lover during a period in American life unsympathetic to his sexual orientation Despite much critical misunderstanding and neglect in his own time and in ours Crane achieved a superb poetic style idiosyncratic yet central to American tr. Man overboard That must have been some thing rascally deranged indeed Was it prefigured orand put in to motion lead by years of reference Séance says too2 unpublished frags for uoth aid used only in first and third person singular before the subject “Well the tide is going out” uoth the sailorWELLWELLNOT AT ALLYakka hoola hikki doolaPico della miran dohhh laleonarda della itchy vincies braust ein Ruf wie DONNERHALLpffffff YOU ARE THAT FRAILYou are that frail decision that devisedTheir lowest common multiple of human needAnd on that bleak assumption risked the prizeForgetfulness of all you bait for greed

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Adition His visionary epic The Bridge is the most ambitious and accomplished long poem since Walt Whitman's Song of Myself Marc Simon's text is accepted as the most authoritative presentation of Hart Crane's work available For this centennial edition Harold Bloom who was introduced to poetry by falling in love with Crane's work while still a child has contributed a new introduction. Crane may very well be poetry's last great romantic Though certainly influenced by Eliot's advances in form he rejected that poet's despair in favor of a grander mythic and ultimately affirmative vision of the world Ironic then that he would die young by his own hand while Eliot lived to be much older Crane's poetry is dense soaked in language shot through with a burning eroticism and goverened by what he called the logic of metaphor Often enigmatic labyrinthian or just plain opaue his poetry is well worth the effort one may need to put in to appreciate it fully And as with any great work of art one can discover something new with every repeated reading This is not a book that sits on your shelf collecting dust